NYCC 2016: Vivek J. Tiwary talks “The Fifth Beatle”

“The Fifth Beatle” is garnering acclaim from every single media outlet and person that reads it, and that is something Vivek J. Tiwary is very proud of. Aside from being a Broadway producer, Tiwary worked with Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker to make a truly engaging graphic novel about the manager of ‘The Beatles’ that is in turn a deeply personal story for Tiwary as you will hear in the interview.

We discuss the story behind this book, creating the art, how this book is so close to Vivek’s heart, and we break the news about the next phase of where this graphic novel will take Mr. Tiwary.

Vivek also gives us a first-hand preview of what is new in the recently released paperback edition of the graphic novel, which you can order now.

Here is the official synopsis of the book:

The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided the Beatles—from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of “The Man Who Made The Beatles,” The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian Epstein was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town. He helped spread the Beatles’ message of love to the entire world, yet died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, consumed by staggering ambition and the endless struggles that came with it.

Both heartbreaking and uplifting, The Fifth Beatle not only reveals an important, unsung chapter in the history of the Beatles—but it will inspire anyone who’s ever dared to believe in a dream.

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